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Glorious Summer of 2019

If August was a tough month, this summer has been one of the best in recent years. Moderate local temperatures with reasonable relative humidity, rain enough to help the garden grow, and friends meeting the challenge of growing flowers and … Continue reading

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Trail Walk

A main feature of the vacant lot we bought in 1993 was its proximity to Lake Macbride State Park. When we need exercise, or just want to get away from the house, it’s a short walk to the trail that … Continue reading

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Taking Seeds from the Prairie

Is it wrong to collect seeds from a prairie restoration project for use in a home garden or another prairie restoration project? I posed the question on social media. While the responses weren’t that many, they were a unanimous yes. … Continue reading

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Summer Hump, August Heat

Six weeks into summer 2019 we are over a hump, if not the halfway point. I visited Paris in August 1974. It was hard to find a business open. Eschewing air conditioning we Americans find ubiquitous, Parisians fled the heat … Continue reading

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Planting Trees

This week I met someone who works with trees for a local municipality while working a shift at the home, farm and auto supply store. We discussed several topics, including dealing with Japanese Beetles, tree species that thrive in Iowa, … Continue reading

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A Climate Action for Every Iowan

Iowa Public Television devoted its weekly Iowa Press program to climate change. Dr. Gene Takle, Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University and Dr. David Courard-Hauri, Professor and Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Drake University faced reporters … Continue reading

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Getting Attention on Climate Change

Ed Fallon is a friend of Blog for Iowa and we support what he does with his radio program and his advocacy against oil and natural gas pipelines in Iowa. He caught the attention of Democrats in Cedar Rapids last … Continue reading

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